Stripes…in my life

I’ve been more than a little infatuated with stripes recently. I think it all started with Big Sean’s Marvin Gaye and Chardonnay video. As soon as I saw this black and white striped body suit, my interest was sparked. Perhaps it was 90’s nostalgia; I rocked bodysuits HARD, but I think it was the idea that this traditionally nautical (or old school jailhouse costume), could be sexy.


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When I searched my inspiration folder, I found more stripes. This adorable picture of Audrey Hepburn shows the innocent, ladylike side of stripes. With a cute side pony, it is perfect for everyday wear.

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They say all good things come in threes. Or is it bad things? I don’t know but my new love for stripes was solidified by a recent visit to Neiman Marcus. When I saw this stunning skirt walk down the runway, I knew stripes were going to make an appearance in my summer/fall wardrobe.

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When I found this Nordstrom’s dress, I knew I’d found the perfect stripes for me. I love the combination of the small and wide stripes. They add interest to an otherwise boring silhouette and forces the eye to shift, keeping the dress from looking too busy. I bought it one size up so it would be comfortable for day or dancing.

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If I had any doubt about my choice, it was washed away when Mrs. Carter stepped out in this striped combo and it sold out almost instantly on TopShop.

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Now, does this Beyonce pic make anyone else want a crop top?

Bodysuit, similar here / Audrey top, similar here and here / Neiman Marcus skirt, similar here / MICHAEL Michael Kors dress, available here and in petites here / Beyonce Topshop crop top and skirt, similar here and here